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Programme of IPC2017


For informatiom on pre-conference satellite symposia and workshops click:
Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides BAMP2017
How to Achieve Success with EFSA 
Japanese Traditions of Fermented Health Food 
Animal Health Session


Plenary and Keynote Speakers at IPC2017

We are pleased to announce the confirmed plenary and keynote speakers of IPC2017.

Plenary Speakers
Marco Ventura

Marco Ventura, Associate Professor of General Microbiology, Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma, Italy

Title of presentation: "Molecular Dialogue Between Microbe-Host and Microbe-Microbe: The Case of Bifidobacteria"



Alberado Margolles IPC

Abelardo Margolles, Dairy Research Institute of Asturias, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Title of presentation: "Bifidobacterial Adaptation to the Gut Environment and Interaction with the Host"


Keynote Speakers
Filip Kiekens IPC

Filip Kiekens, Professor, Faculty FBD / Department Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Title of presentation: "Spray-drying of Probiotic Bacteria as an Important Step Towards the Development of Novel Pharmabiotics"


Kathleen McCoy, Prof. Dr. phil., Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern/Inselspital, Switzerland

Title of presentation: "The Role of Gut Microbiota in Immune Development and Homeostasis"


John Tagg, Professor Emeritus, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Title of presentation: "Streptococcal BLIS - Possible Roles Played in the Lives of their Microbial and Mammalian Hosts"


  Paul Cotter IPC

Paul Cotter, Principal Research Officer, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Cork, Ireland

Title of presentation: "Modulation of the Gut Microbiota Using Bacteriocin-producing Strains​"


 Mario Guslandi

Mario Guslandi, Division of Gastroenterology & Digestive 
Endoscopy, S.Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy

Title of presentation: "Probiotics for Diverticular Disease"


Highlight Speakers Papers
Yasuhiro Koga

Yasuhiro Koga, President, Japanese Society for Probiotic Science, Associate Editor, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Japan

Title of presentation: "LG21, a probiotic strain specialized in the use for the gastric diseases such as H. pylori Infection and Functional Dyspepsia"


Daniela Battaglia IPC

Daniela Battaglia, Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

Title of presentation: "Findings of the FAO Document on Probiotics in Animal Nutrition"


Andre buret IPC

Andre Buret, Associate Vice-President Research, University of Calgary, Canada

Title of presentation: "Dysbiosis of gut microbiota biofilms, pathobionts, and intestinal inflammatory disorders: Therapeutic potential of H2S-releasing prebiotics"


Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai IPC Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Title of presentation: "Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Psychobiotics: Lactobacillus Plantarum PS128 as an Example"

Sarah Lebeer Prof. Sarah Lebeer, Department of Bioengineering, University of Antwerp, Begium

Title of presentation: "A Conceptual Frame for Defining Mechanisms of Probiotics Action"

Robert Rastall Prof. Robert Rastall, Professor of Food Biotechnology in the Department of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, UK

Title of presentation: "Designing Next Generation Prebiotics for Lifelong Health"

Bruno Pot Prof. Bruno Pot, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Center for Infection & Immunity of Lille, France

Title of presentation: "Pro- and Prebiotics: an Evolution that Cannot Be Stopped, Despite Some Questions Await Answers"

Gwenael Jan IPC

Gwénaël Jan, Science et Technologie du Lait et de l’Œuf, INRA, Rennes, France

Title of presentation: "Combining selected immunomodulatory Propionibacterium freudenreichii and Lactobacillus delbrueckii strains: Reverse engineering development of an anti-inflammatory cheese"


Brian B Oakley IPC
Brian Oakley - Microbial Ecology College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences CA, USA
Title of presentation: "Research and Development for Effective Avian Probiotics"

Ajay Awati
Ajay Awati - Danisco Animal Nutrition, Dupont Industrial Biosciences, UK

Title of presentation: "Probiotic Application in a Post-antibiotic Era"
Sin-Hyeog Im IPC
Prof. Sin-Hyeog Im - Institute for Basic Science (IBS)/ POSTECH, Republic of Korea 

Title of presentation: Rationally Selected Probiotics as an Immune Modulator; How Does It Work?
Elinor McCartney IPC Elinor McCartney European Union Food Chain Legislation Expert Pen & Tec Consulting, Spain

Title of presentation: "The good, the bad & the ugly - future global regulation of probiotics for humans & animals"

Svetoslav Todorov IPC

Svetoslav Todorov, Veterinary Department, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Title of presentation: "Bacteriocins - What Will Be the Next Challenge?"


Juergen Schrezenmeir Jürgen Schrezenmeir, Clinical Research Center Kiel, KITZ, Germany

Title of presentation: "Effect of Oral Probiotics on Vaginal Microbiota"

Jean-Pol Warzee Jean-Pol Warzée, President, European Scientific League for Probiotics, Belgium

Title of presentation: " Quality Control of Probiotics, the ESLP nitiative"



Subject areas

Researchers and expert scientists from research institutes and industry will present their recent findings and visions about the research, development, production, application and use of probiotics – lactic-acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli – and prebiotics within the following subject areas:

  • Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
  • Microbiome of the GIT
  • Modulation of the Intestinal
  • Biomarkers of Probiotic Efficacy
  • Mucosal Health and Integrity
  • Diarrhoe Prevention
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Stimulation of the Intestinal Immune System
  • Non-mucosal Interaction with the Immune System and Allergy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohn’s Disease
  • Urogenital Applications
  • Zoo-technical Benefits
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Bacteriocins
  • Targeted modulation of gut microbiota, its transplantation and probiotics
  • Probioceuticals​
  • Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching
  • Genetics, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics of Probiotics
  • Non-LAB Probiotics – bifidobacteria, yeasts, bacilli
  • Recombinant Probiotics
  • Taxonomy – current issues
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Quality Assurance and Stability
  • Prebiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • Clinical Trials and Health Claim Substantiation
  • Identification, Characterisation of Strains
  • Novel Strains and Approaches
  • Adverse Effects, Safety
  • Regulatory Issues and Barriers
  • Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics – Visions and Opportunities
  • Technology

NB! Separate session was planned for presenting papers on the research, development and use of probiotics and prebiotics in animals. Also the Scientific Symposium on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides - BAMP2017 and the Regulatory Workshop took place on Monday 19th June 2017.

The language of the conference is English.

The conference was be organised in a series of thematically ordered sessions. Contributions were strictly evaluated by the Scientific Committee in order to ensure high level of scientific and/or practical quality and relevance. All contributions accepted were assigned to a specific session. All contributions accepted and presented at the conference or the satellite symposia were also included in the official Conference Proceedings.